In 2012, Donna Wadden, Miss Pink 2011, passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was not only a ferocious advocate for breast cancer survivors, but an encouragement and inspiration to all who knew her. She was a spokesperson and ambassador for Miss Pink, and spent her year with us traveling all over New England sharing her story of hope.

The Donna Wadden Hope Scholarship was created in her memory and helps provides financial support to Miss Pink winners. By offsetting their costs of travel expenses, the Scholarship allows them to focus on sharing their stories and inspiring others--the part of Miss Pink that Donna loved most.

Radiance Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa, Owner

Trish Grzela has been styling hair with flair and panache on the North Shore for some 30 years. It was in 1993 that she created Radiance and became one of the first Aveda salons on the North Shore. She is Aveda-trained in aromatherapy, color, cuts, aesthetics and make-up.

Perhaps the most telling “Trish” anecdote is when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Trish had just committed to leasing the space for an Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa in Salem. Not one to back down, even in face of the Big C, she went right ahead with her plans. She opened the salon and licked the cancer to boot!

You’ll never meet another Trish Grzela; they lost the formula after she was made!

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